Ethan Allen Dewey

Male9 February 1845–21 March 1887

Brief Life History of Ethan Allen

When Ethan Allen Dewey was born on 9 February 1845, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Addison Andrew Dewey, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Catherine Moore, was 28. He married Ellen Augusta Bisbee on 9 February 1870, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 7 years. He died on 21 March 1887, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Paucatuck Cemetery, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ethan Allen Dewey
Emeline N Barber
Marriage: 17 May 1876
Judson E Dewey
Lucy Emma Dewey

Sources (33)

  • Ethan A Dewey in household of Andrew A Dewey, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Ethan A. Dewey, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ethan A Dewey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1876Granville, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 18

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 18

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David . In some cases the name may arise from the dedication of parish churches in places called Llanddewi (Saint David's), of which there are several.

    Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, a habitational name from a city so named in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

    In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Dutch De Weij (archaic De Wey): cognate of Van der Weij (see Wey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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